David Murphy is leaving his namesake Minneapolis boutique agency Barrie D’Rozario Murphy after five years to return to Los Angeles, where his family resides.
The Barrie D’Rozario Murphy co-president and director of strategic planning joined the agency from Saatchi & Saatchi L.A., where he had been president. Prior to that role, at Y&R Brands he was president of the combined Southern California offices of Y&R and Wunderman. He has been a weekly commuter between Minneapolis and L.A. since joining Barrie D’Rozario Murphy in 2007.
Describing Murphy as "a great partner," D’Rozario said a decision hasn't been made about changing the agency’s name. However, he said a national search has been launched to find a successor to Murphy and he hopes to have that person signed up in the next six-to-eight weeks.